Shelf styling is one of our team’s favorite decorating techniques, but it’s also one of the trickiest.
We get questions about the process all the time, and although we’ve been doing it for years, we know how daunting it can be!
If you’re thinking about updating your shelfie or creating a styled shelf for the first time, keep scrolling for some inspiration!
Here’s our go-to shelf styling process:
Step 1: Create a blank canvas
No matter what kind of shelves we’re styling, we always empty our shelves first and everything out. That way, we can start fresh and see the space we’re working with in a new light. A blank canvas is helpful when styling anything, but in our opinion, especially built-ins!
Take a mental inventory of what you’re working with. Start envisioning what pieces of decor you want to place next to each other and how you want to create groupings. What products do you want to be seen first? Is there anything missing? Anything you don’t want to include?
Pro tip: Take a photo of your before and after to see your progress. If you’re trying to build a design portfolio, don’t be afraid to share it on social media! Everyone loves a good before and after shot.